Barbara Erakko


Award-winning columnist for two newspapers and author, Barbara Erakko (also writing under Barbara Erakko Taylor) focuses on life-altering issues. She delves into the history of electric cars, explores the depths of silence in her personal life, and shares her unorthodox way of communicating with her mother in the advanced stages of Alzheimer's. Her writing has consistently garnered outstanding reviews in mainstream magazines, and excerpts have appeared in Utne, and Yoga Journal, among other publications.

The Lost Cord: A Storyteller's History of the Electric Car (Greyden)
Silence: Making the Journey to Inner Quiet (Innisfree Press)
Silent Dwellers: Embracing the Solitary Life (Continuum)
Elsie at Ebb Tide: Emerging from the Undertow of Alzheimer's (CreateSpace)

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Alzheimer's: Living Between Body and Spirit
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,040. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / Alzheimer’s & dementia
As Barbara watched her mother Elsie descend into Alzheimer's, she slowly realized her mother's soul seemed intact. Working with psychics, Barbara explored Elsie's world. Elsie now preferred the other side—visiting, exploring, experiencing. When she finally realized life held no more for her, she quickly let go—leaving behind a rich trail of clues, insights, wisdom, hope, laughter, and lov
Alzheimer's Transformed
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,760. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / Alzheimer’s & dementia, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
No one can dismiss the devastating effects of Alzheimer's--yet Barbara Erakko finds herself inexplicably surprised by beauty and hope. Her mother leaves tantalizing clues that, while her mind is deteriorating, her spirit remains strong, healthy, and resilient. Indeed, it seems her mother is slowly being transformed from body to spirit as Barbara watches, awestruck.
Elsie at Ebb Tide: Emerging from the Undertow of Alzheimer's
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 126,850. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / Alzheimer’s & dementia, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
elsie nurmi begins school in minnesota speaking no english yet becomes a u.s. protocol officer escorting dignitaries such as astronaut borman abroad on air force two. when diagnosed with alzheimer's, she begins a dreaded-yet transcendent-journey. as she becomes increasingly nonverbal, her daughter explores psychic communication proving soul-to-soul communication and love are never lost.

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